15,000 buildings need earthquake retrofitting in Los Angeles

After a massive earthquake struck central Mexico, horrifying images of collapsed buildings emerged and had many Los Angeles residents wondering if that could happen here. One expert said yes.

“This is a vivid reminder – these videos we’re seeing – that this could happen here,” said Dr. Ken Hudnut, with the U.S. Geological Survey.

A recent study said 15,000 structures in the city have been identified as vulnerable for collapse during an earthquake. The bulk of the buildings are called “soft story structures.”

 

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Source:  KABC 7 (abc7.com)

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